Avalanche Beacons & Backcountry Safety with BCA Co-Founder, Bruce Edgerly (Ep.43)

Avalanche beacons might not be as sexy as other ski & snowboard gear, but their proper use and design can be the difference between life and death. So I sat down with the co-founder of Backcountry Access, Bruce Edgerly, to talk about avalanche transceiver design, backcountry safety research, and the most important — yet often overlooked — aspects of a rescue.

Bruce Edgerly operating BCA's Tracker 3
Bruce Edgerly operating BCA's Tracker 3.

I learned a lot talking to Bruce, so I think you will find this conversation both interesting and informative.


  • BCA’s transceiver design philosophy + a new Tracker (1:21)
  • Improving backcountry strategy & increasing your safety (7:24)
  • Scenario: multiple burials (13:59)
  • Ski media & backcountry safety (16:28)
  • How old is too old when it comes to transceivers? (18:50)
  • The changing backcountry scene (20:31)
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